Microsoft is celebrating the launch of OneDrive (formerly known as SkyDrive) with up to an extra 8GB of free storage for every user. All users start with 7GB of storage, but now you can get an extra 3GB for syncing photos on the OneDrive mobile app and 500MB for every friend referral (up to 5GB), like Dropbox.

You can also enter to win 100GB of free storage for a year ($50 value) by visiting a Microsoft Store brick & mortar location and activating a OneDrive account or providing proof of an account. 10,000 prizes will be available through February 24th. (1:3 odds of winning).

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    dennis007 Ben's cred: 226
    Posted 11:17 am PST 02/20/14

    Last promo Adaroma VIP sign up for free 30GB PogoPlug for life did work for me but it took 3 wks to get a confirm email from Pogoplug. Big brother MS promo "enter to win 100GB storage for 1 year???" not life? wow!!! talk about stinky cheap.

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    zzyzx Ben's cred: 144
    Posted 11:44 am PST 02/20/14

    Friends don't let friends do cloud data storage...

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    axactlee Ben's cred: -11
    Posted 11:47 am PST 02/20/14

    Drive to a Microsoft Store brick & mortar location for a 1:3 odds of winning? Yeah.. Why not.. Just let me get the ole snow chains on 1st, shovel the driveway and hope someone doesn't "slide/crash" into me on the way there or back.

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    elementbs2 Ben's cred: 7
    Posted 12:19 pm PST 02/20/14

    box offered a free 50gb cloud storage for iphone users

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    dizzymon247 Ben's cred: 145
    Posted 1:30 pm PST 02/20/14

    Junk

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    techsupport Ben's cred: 775
    Posted 3:10 pm PST 02/20/14

    Onedrive is also cheaper for monthly cost if you want more space. The integration with office suite is pretty good too. I used it for file sync for a while, and still store some docs on there, but it's mostly idle.

    Nowadays, I think it's better to get a a 120GB Linux VM from xenpower.com. I got a special $6/month plan with them. I run bittorrent sync on it. Now I got cloud storage and a kickass server that's usable for all sorts of fun stuff.

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    suednim Ben's cred: 138
    Posted 4:34 pm PST 02/20/14

    NSA recommended.

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    mr.ed Ben's cred: 345
    Posted 2:35 am PST 02/21/14

    Local MS store only ten minutes away.I have to go there to get my hijacked IE fixed. As I only use IE to update my computer, I can'tfigure how it got corrupted, and everything I've tried has been a dead end.

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    MeatyTaco Ben's cred: 7
    Posted 4:43 am PST 02/21/14

    Windows 8, Sky Drive... Their marketing dept. won't be getting much sleep.

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    techsupport Ben's cred: 775
    Posted 5:48 am PST 02/21/14

    I think they had to change the name due to legal issues. MS did not properly vet out the name and it turned out that somebody somewhere already had it trademarked. Whomever owned the name probably wanted too much money to license the name, so it became cheaper to change the name.

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    MeatyTaco Ben's cred: 7
    Posted 7:22 am PST 02/21/14

    Both Metro and Sky Drive were dropped because of trademark disputes with German and British companies, respectively. That, and Microsoft knows what European courts will do to them if they lose.

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    ionxchanger Ben's cred: 1
    Posted 2:34 pm PST 02/21/14

    100GB is only for one year ...where do we store 100GB of cloud data after that? pay for it? ...no go

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    ChillyCat Ben's cred: 29
    Posted 3:56 pm PST 02/21/14

    ionxchanger wrote:
    ...where do we store 100GB of cloud data after that?


    EXACTLY !!!!!

    Can only imagine how long it "could" take doing a cloud 2 cloud transfer.
    Now that external HD's are "once again" a bargain.....I'll stick with local storage.

    Clouds are there to block the sun and help transport rain.

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    dave_c Ben's cred: 3656
    Posted 4:22 pm PST 02/21/14

    ... especially now that 100GB of data can fit on a little USB flash drive at a price point that won't break the bank.

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    golfpro Ben's cred: 19
    Posted 6:17 pm PST 02/21/14

    OneDrive with a free 8GB? Wow, Microsoft is too generous with this offer.

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    JediKnight Ben's cred: 641
    Posted 3:38 am PST 02/22/14

    Nothing to see here folks. Drive On.

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